Great Job, Internet!: This mashup of popular country songs confirms how formulaic the genre has become

Love it or hate it, modern country music is a force to be reckoned with. At a time when conventional wisdom has musicians stockpiling unsold copies of their albums to be burned for warmth during the winter, sales of country albums have remained relatively steady, and around a quarter of U.S. adults identify as country music fans. Still, the genre remains pretty easy to mock for its perceived preoccupation with pick-up trucks, beer, hot summer days, and so forth. Now, YouTuber Sir Mashalot has created a mix of popular country tunes that reveals just how formulaic the genre has become, confirming the suspicions of millions of urbanites who happened to turn on the radio during their rare trips outside the comforting womb of the major metropolitan area.

The mashup includes six songs, including ones by big acts like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, all of which performed strongly on …

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